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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
Study to measure and estimate global ablation market

Study to measure and estimate global ablation market

Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Ablation Devices: Technologies and Global Markets. [More]
Transobturator tape improves OAB symptoms including nocturia

Transobturator tape improves OAB symptoms including nocturia

The use of transobturator tape offers significant relief from symptoms of overactive bladder in patients with mixed urinary incontinence, study findings indicate. [More]
Gene variants linked to overactive bladder and prolapse in women

Gene variants linked to overactive bladder and prolapse in women

A systematic review and meta-analysis of genetic association studies reveals a number of genetic variations associated with overactive bladder and pelvic organ prolapse in women. [More]
LUTS tend to improve after pelvic mass surgery

LUTS tend to improve after pelvic mass surgery

Surgical removal of a benign pelvic mass usually improves women’s pre-existing lower urinary tract symptoms, study findings suggest. [More]
NGS issues positive coverage decision for PTNS to manage symptoms of OAB

NGS issues positive coverage decision for PTNS to manage symptoms of OAB

Uroplasty, Inc., a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today announced that National Government Services has issued a positive coverage decision for Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence associated with overactive bladder (OAB). Coverage for the proprietary Urgent PC device was effective August 10, 2014. [More]
Sacral magnetic stimulation effective in refractory stress incontinence

Sacral magnetic stimulation effective in refractory stress incontinence

Sacral magnetic stimulation may be an effective treatment for stress urinary incontinence in women whose symptoms are refractory to standard therapies, a clinical trial suggests. [More]
Preoperative urodynamics ‘has no added value’ in SUI patients

Preoperative urodynamics ‘has no added value’ in SUI patients

Preoperative urodynamic studies may be unnecessary in many women undergoing primary surgery for stress urinary incontinence, say the authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis. [More]
Pelvic anatomy changes after prostatectomy linked to LUTS

Pelvic anatomy changes after prostatectomy linked to LUTS

Japanese researchers have identified certain pelvic anatomic features in men who have undergone radical prostatectomy that are associated with specific lower urinary tract symptoms. [More]
Updated guidelines for prostate cancer survivorship care published in Journal of Men's Health

Updated guidelines for prostate cancer survivorship care published in Journal of Men's Health

Many of the more than 2.5 million men in the U.S. who have received treatment for prostate cancer deal with the often disabling side effects of surgery and radiation and hormonal therapies. [More]
Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes at high risk for menstrual irregularities, pelvic floor disorders

Female triathletes are at risk for pelvic floor disorders, decreased energy, menstrual irregularities and abnormal bone density, according to researchers at Loyola University Health System (LUHS). [More]
LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

The Core Lower Urinary Symptom Score questionnaire has been validated for use in Japanese patients and may be useful as a screening tool in both clinical or research settings, researchers report. [More]
Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]
NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has updated the Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content at www.nafc.org. The new content is designed to be more patient friendly and includes an educational video, as well as additional resources about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence. [More]
Bacteria in healthy women bladders differ from bacteria in women with incontinence

Bacteria in healthy women bladders differ from bacteria in women with incontinence

Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. [More]
Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Urology Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]

LUTS highly prevalent in western Turkish population

Researchers have published the first-ever estimate of the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder and urinary incontinence in the population of western Turkey. [More]

OAB and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome show considerable overlap

There is considerable overlap between symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and those with overactive bladder, US researchers have shown. [More]
TENS effective for poststroke urinary incontinence

TENS effective for poststroke urinary incontinence

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is effective for improving symptoms and enhancing quality of life in people who develop incontinence following a stroke, research suggests. [More]
Scientists demonstrate that proteins in urine play important role in stress incontinence

Scientists demonstrate that proteins in urine play important role in stress incontinence

Incontinence is the world's most common chronic condition. Around ten per cent of Austrians are affected by it. However the problem continues to be a taboo subject: two out of three sufferers do not talk about it, preventing access to successful treatment. [More]

Prolapse repair fails to improve sling outcomes in OAB patients

Performing concomitant anterior compartment repair in women receiving a midurethral sling for overactive bladder does not seem to offer any additional benefit, results of a cohort study indicate. [More]